Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Rachelle Kolb Photography - Headshots




RACHELLE KOLB PHOTOGRAPHY

I just recently had the opportunity to work with Rachelle Kolb Photography and can honestly say that it was one of the best headshot experiences I have recently had. She is a magical talent. Thank you Rachelle! I will post her website here shortly when she has it up and running!

Enjoy!

Rance Wright

http://www.thephotographytrain.com
http://www.wrightwaymasterclasses.com
http://www.rancewright.com (currently being created!)
http://www.crazymojoproductions.vpweb.com

Friday, December 25, 2009

A blessed gift - Thank you Deyton!

Over the past couple of days I have enjoyed the opportunity to reconvene with my family during this holiday season. Of course the joys have giving and receiving are great and do have their place - however, one moment in particular comes to mind that I am extremely grateful for. Yesterday evening I had the pleasure of joining my family for a 20 minute personal gift to and from my nephew Deyton Kash Sorensen (who died at 5 days old due to heart complications in July) at his burial site in Washington, UTAH. I was asked to sing for the family that evening standing at his grave - Silent Night - and while I was singing it my family and I realized how relevant the song is to us at this time - "Sleep in heavenly peace, Sleep in heavenly peace". My whole family began to cry out of both a sadness and a happiness for where Deyton is today. A blessing and a joy to truly experience - sadly these words do not express enough the feelings that were shared amongst all during that 20 minutes time with Deyton.

Thank you Deyton for being there and for giving all of us such a wonderful and blessed gift. We love you buddy!

I hope your holiday season just as beautiful. Enjoy your holiday!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

(Salt Lake City Class) Broadway Auditions Seminar w/ 4 Broadway Casting Directors - LIVE AUDITIONS JANUARY 4th!!!


THESE AUDITIONS AND INFORMATION ARE FOR THE SLC/PROVO UTAH CLASS

Hello -

Thank you so very much for sharing this amazing information. I am so excited for the opportunity to bring 4 of Broadways biggest Casting Directors to Utah and hope to make this experience a continued opportunity for the amazing talent in Utah. Here you will find information for you to know as you consider being a part of this wonderful opportunity - such as the audition location (all talent who desire to take the class must audition to get in as it is a class based on auditioning), casting directors currently scheduled to be in Utah for the class, information about the class and how to sign up for an audition.

Auditions Dates:
January 4th
*SLC, UTAH at 10am - Rose Wagner Center of the Performing Arts - 138 West Broadway
*Provo, Utah at 3pm - Brigham Young University - Richards Building

Casting Directors:
1. Alison Franck has been the Resident Casting Director for Paper Mill Playhouse for nearly a decade. She has cast over 40 productions for Paper Mill including the Broadway transfer of I'm Not Rappaport, starring Judd Hirsch and Ben Vereen, directed by Daniel Sullivan. Recent Paper Mill productions include 1776, Master Class, The Importance of Being Earnest, Little Shop of Horrors and Kiss Me Kate. Other regional productions include Pirates! (Goodspeed/Paper Mill), Hairspray and Les Miserables (North Shore Music Theatre), and 2007's mini-tour of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers directed by Scott Schwartz and choreographed by Patti Colombo (TUTS / Paper Mill / North Shore / TOTS). She recently completed the casting of the upcoming National Tour of Ain't Misbehavin' starring Ruben Studdard and Frenchie Davis and the premiere National Tour of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Independent film: Broke Even (Best Drama, 2000 NY Independent Film Festival). TV series: Al Franken's "Lateline," "Soul Man," "Talk to Me." Pilot casting: "Madigan Men" and "Freaks & Geeks" (2000 Emmy for Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series).

2. Cindi Rush Casting (Casting) New York: Rooms, Peaceman, Jacques Brel, Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks, The Thing About Men, Showtune, I Sing, Urinetown, Say Goodnight Gracie. Regional: Triad Stage; Act II Playhouse; Arena Stage; Goodman; Cape Cod Theatre Project; NOHO Arts Center; Actors Theatre of Louisville Humanafest. Film: Offspring, Made For Each Other, Home Movie, Jack Ketchum's: The Girl Next Door, Headspace, Funny Valentine, Master Class. Other: Hats (Denver, New Orleans, Chicago). Tours: "The Case of Curious George" "Kidz Bop", Casting Society of America Member, Consultant for National Alliance For Musical Theatre, Consultant for NYU Graduate Program for Musical Theatre Writing.

3. Duncan Stewart is the Executive Director of Southgate Productions - a company that primarily focuses on Casting and Talent Consultation for Theater/TV. Theater: Duncan is Director of Casting for the National Artists Management Company (NAMCO) where he is responsible for casting the Broadway, London and International touring companies of Chicago The Musical and all other projects for producers Barry and Fran Weissler (whose past Broadway projects include Sweet Charity, Wonderful Town, Seussical, Annie Get Your Gun). Duncan's current projects include: the upcoming Broadway productions of La Cage Aux Folles (produced by Sonia Friedman and David Babani for The Chocolate Factory in London); Clueless The Musical (Stephen Trask, Tina Landau, John Dempsey); Neil LaBute's West End premiere of the hit play Fat Pig (NAMCO/ATG Co-Production) which will transfer to Broadway in 2010; and Douglas Carter Beane's The Band Wagon (Kathleen Marshall, Director). Television: Duncan provides talent consultation for numerous television projects now under development by/for Cineflix International. Based in the UK & Canada, Cineflix is an international group of companies that produces, acquires and distributes original non-fiction, multi-genre television programming. In the past, Duncan worked with Alaine Alaine Alldaffer at Playwrights Horizons in casting numerous productions for the following theater companies: Playwrights Horizons, Huntington Theater Company, Soho Rep, Long Wharf Theater, Coconut Grove Playhouse as well as The Knight's of Prosperity (pilot) for ABC featuring Mick Jagger. For more information, check out his website at: sgateproductions.com

Information about the class - BROADWAY AUDITIONS SEMINAR with 4 BROADWAY CASTING DIRECTORS:
Wright Way Master Classes is seeking participants for its Broadway Auditions Seminar with 4 Broadway Casting Directors. Casting Directors with Broadway credits include Duncan Stewart, Alison Franck, Cindi Rush, and one TBA who will work with participants in 3.5-hour classes, a different casting director each day, for five days.

Currently the classes are scheduled nationally on February 15-19th in Salt Lake City, February 21-25 in Boston, Feb. 28-Mar. 4 in Chicago.

There will only be 15 students accepted into each class. Once accepted the class fee is $850 for union performers and $900 for nonunion. Payment plans are offered. (For the total of 17 hours - you will be paying $40.00 per hour, an amazing deal considering the Casting Directors are coming directly to you!)

Check us out on YOUTUBE.com:
http://www.youtube.com/user/wrightwaymasterclass

If you would like to sign up for the class or learn more about Wright Way Master Classes please go to
http://www.wrightwaymasterclasses.com

THANK YOU!

--
Kind regards,

Rance Wright
Wright Way Master Classes
http://www.wrightwaymasterclasses.com

"We Must Be The CHANGE, We Wish To See In The World." Ghandi

(Chicago Class) Broadway Auditions Seminar w/ 4 Broadway Casting Directors


Hello -

Thank you for sharing and spreading this amazing information.

I am so excited for the opportunity to bring 4 of Broadways biggest Casting Directors to Boston, MA this spring 2010 and hope to make this a continued opportunity for the amazing talent in Boston. Here you will find information about this wonderful opportunity - such as how to audition/apply for the class, casting directors currently scheduled to be in Boston for the class and information about the class.

How to apply:
1. It is best to do a video recording of yourself attach it to youtube.com and then go to the Master Class website and apply (
http://www.wrightwaymasterclasses.com).

or

2. If you are currently represented by an agent or manager - have them email me directly. Please make sure that you have already applied with resume/headshot.

For the video audition, please perform two contrasting pieces of music or one song and one monologue. Audition should be no longer than 3 minutes.

Casting Directors:
1. Alison Franck has been the Resident Casting Director for Paper Mill Playhouse for nearly a decade. She has cast over 40 productions for Paper Mill including the Broadway transfer of I'm Not Rappaport, starring Judd Hirsch and Ben Vereen, directed by Daniel Sullivan. Recent Paper Mill productions include 1776, Master Class, The Importance of Being Earnest, Little Shop of Horrors and Kiss Me Kate. Other regional productions include Pirates! (Goodspeed/Paper Mill), Hairspray and Les Miserables (North Shore Music Theatre), and 2007's mini-tour of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers directed by Scott Schwartz and choreographed by Patti Colombo (TUTS / Paper Mill / North Shore / TOTS). She recently completed the casting of the upcoming National Tour of Ain't Misbehavin' starring Ruben Studdard and Frenchie Davis and the premiere National Tour of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Independent film: Broke Even (Best Drama, 2000 NY Independent Film Festival). TV series: Al Franken's "Lateline," "Soul Man," "Talk to Me." Pilot casting: "Madigan Men" and "Freaks & Geeks" (2000 Emmy for Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series).

2. Cindi Rush Casting (Casting) New York: Rooms, Peaceman, Jacques Brel, Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks, The Thing About Men, Showtune, I Sing, Urinetown, Say Goodnight Gracie. Regional: Triad Stage; Act II Playhouse; Arena Stage; Goodman; Cape Cod Theatre Project; NOHO Arts Center; Actors Theatre of Louisville Humanafest. Film: Offspring, Made For Each Other, Home Movie, Jack Ketchum's: The Girl Next Door, Headspace, Funny Valentine, Master Class. Other: Hats (Denver, New Orleans, Chicago). Tours: "The Case of Curious George" "Kidz Bop", Casting Society of America Member, Consultant for National Alliance For Musical Theatre, Consultant for NYU Graduate Program for Musical Theatre Writing.

3. Duncan Stewart is the Executive Director of Southgate Productions - a company that primarily focuses on Casting and Talent Consultation for Theater/TV. Theater: Duncan is Director of Casting for the National Artists Management Company (NAMCO) where he is responsible for casting the Broadway, London and International touring companies of Chicago The Musical and all other projects for producers Barry and Fran Weissler (whose past Broadway projects include Sweet Charity, Wonderful Town, Seussical, Annie Get Your Gun). Duncan's current projects include: the upcoming Broadway productions of La Cage Aux Folles (produced by Sonia Friedman and David Babani for The Chocolate Factory in London); Clueless The Musical (Stephen Trask, Tina Landau, John Dempsey); Neil LaBute's West End premiere of the hit play Fat Pig (NAMCO/ATG Co-Production) which will transfer to Broadway in 2010; and Douglas Carter Beane's The Band Wagon (Kathleen Marshall, Director). Television: Duncan provides talent consultation for numerous television projects now under development by/for Cineflix International. Based in the UK & Canada, Cineflix is an international group of companies that produces, acquires and distributes original non-fiction, multi-genre television programming. In the past, Duncan worked with Alaine Alaine Alldaffer at Playwrights Horizons in casting numerous productions for the following theater companies: Playwrights Horizons, Huntington Theater Company, Soho Rep, Long Wharf Theater, Coconut Grove Playhouse as well as The Knight's of Prosperity (pilot) for ABC featuring Mick Jagger. For more information, check out his website at: sgateproductions.com

Information about the class - BROADWAY AUDITIONS SEMINAR with 4 BROADWAY CASTING DIRECTORS:

Wright Way Master Classes is seeking participants for its Broadway Auditions Seminar with 4 Broadway Casting Directors. Casting Directors with Broadway credits include Duncan Stewart, Alison Franck, Cindi Rush, and one TBA who will work with participants in 3.5-hour classes, a different casting director each day, for five days.

Currently the classes are scheduled nationally on February 15-19th in Salt Lake City, February 21-25 in Boston, Feb. 28-Mar. 4 in Chicago.

There will only be 15 students accepted into each class. Once accepted the class fee is $850 for union performers and $900 for nonunion. Payment plans are offered. (For the total of 17 hours - you will be paying $40.00 per hour, an amazing deal considering the Casting Directors are coming directly to you!)

Check us out on YOUTUBE.com:
http://www.youtube.com/user/wrightwaymasterclass

If you would like to sign up for the class or learn more about Wright Way Master Classes please go to
http://www.wrightwaymasterclasses.com

THANK YOU!



--
Kind regards,

Rance Wright
Wright Way Master Classes
http://www.wrightwaymasterclasses.com

"We Must Be The CHANGE, We Wish To See In The World." Ghandi

(Boston Class) Broadway Auditions Seminar w/ 4 Broadway Casting Directors


Thank you for sharing and spreading this amazing information.

I am so excited for the opportunity to bring 4 of Broadways biggest Casting Directors to Boston, MA this spring 2010 and hope to make this a continued opportunity for the amazing talent in Boston. Here you will find information about this wonderful opportunity - such as how to audition/apply for the class, casting directors currently scheduled to be in Boston for the class and information about the class.

How to apply:
1. It is best to do a video recording of yourself attach it to youtube.com and then go to the Master Class website and apply (
http://www.wrightwaymasterclasses.com).

or

2. If you are currently represented by an agent or manager - have them email me directly. Please make sure that you have already applied with resume/headshot.

For the video audition, please perform two contrasting pieces of music or one song and one monologue. Audition should be no longer than 3 minutes.

Casting Directors:
1. Alison Franck has been the Resident Casting Director for Paper Mill Playhouse for nearly a decade. She has cast over 40 productions for Paper Mill including the Broadway transfer of I'm Not Rappaport, starring Judd Hirsch and Ben Vereen, directed by Daniel Sullivan. Recent Paper Mill productions include 1776, Master Class, The Importance of Being Earnest, Little Shop of Horrors and Kiss Me Kate. Other regional productions include Pirates! (Goodspeed/Paper Mill), Hairspray and Les Miserables (North Shore Music Theatre), and 2007's mini-tour of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers directed by Scott Schwartz and choreographed by Patti Colombo (TUTS / Paper Mill / North Shore / TOTS). She recently completed the casting of the upcoming National Tour of Ain't Misbehavin' starring Ruben Studdard and Frenchie Davis and the premiere National Tour of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Independent film: Broke Even (Best Drama, 2000 NY Independent Film Festival). TV series: Al Franken's "Lateline," "Soul Man," "Talk to Me." Pilot casting: "Madigan Men" and "Freaks & Geeks" (2000 Emmy for Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series).

2. Cindi Rush Casting (Casting) New York: Rooms, Peaceman, Jacques Brel, Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks, The Thing About Men, Showtune, I Sing, Urinetown, Say Goodnight Gracie. Regional: Triad Stage; Act II Playhouse; Arena Stage; Goodman; Cape Cod Theatre Project; NOHO Arts Center; Actors Theatre of Louisville Humanafest. Film: Offspring, Made For Each Other, Home Movie, Jack Ketchum's: The Girl Next Door, Headspace, Funny Valentine, Master Class. Other: Hats (Denver, New Orleans, Chicago). Tours: "The Case of Curious George" "Kidz Bop", Casting Society of America Member, Consultant for National Alliance For Musical Theatre, Consultant for NYU Graduate Program for Musical Theatre Writing.

3. Duncan Stewart is the Executive Director of Southgate Productions - a company that primarily focuses on Casting and Talent Consultation for Theater/TV. Theater: Duncan is Director of Casting for the National Artists Management Company (NAMCO) where he is responsible for casting the Broadway, London and International touring companies of Chicago The Musical and all other projects for producers Barry and Fran Weissler (whose past Broadway projects include Sweet Charity, Wonderful Town, Seussical, Annie Get Your Gun). Duncan's current projects include: the upcoming Broadway productions of La Cage Aux Folles (produced by Sonia Friedman and David Babani for The Chocolate Factory in London); Clueless The Musical (Stephen Trask, Tina Landau, John Dempsey); Neil LaBute's West End premiere of the hit play Fat Pig (NAMCO/ATG Co-Production) which will transfer to Broadway in 2010; and Douglas Carter Beane's The Band Wagon (Kathleen Marshall, Director). Television: Duncan provides talent consultation for numerous television projects now under development by/for Cineflix International. Based in the UK & Canada, Cineflix is an international group of companies that produces, acquires and distributes original non-fiction, multi-genre television programming. In the past, Duncan worked with Alaine Alaine Alldaffer at Playwrights Horizons in casting numerous productions for the following theater companies: Playwrights Horizons, Huntington Theater Company, Soho Rep, Long Wharf Theater, Coconut Grove Playhouse as well as The Knight's of Prosperity (pilot) for ABC featuring Mick Jagger. For more information, check out his website at: sgateproductions.com

Information about the class - BROADWAY AUDITIONS SEMINAR with 4 BROADWAY CASTING DIRECTORS:

Wright Way Master Classes is seeking participants for its Broadway Auditions Seminar with 4 Broadway Casting Directors. Casting Directors with Broadway credits include Duncan Stewart, Alison Franck, Cindi Rush, and one TBA who will work with participants in 3.5-hour classes, a different casting director each day, for five days.

Currently the classes are scheduled nationally on February 15-19th in Salt Lake City, February 21-25 in Boston, Feb. 28-Mar. 4 in Chicago.

There will only be 15 students accepted into each class. Once accepted the class fee is $850 for union performers and $900 for nonunion. Payment plans are offered. (For the total of 17 hours - you will be paying $40.00 per hour, an amazing deal considering the Casting Directors are coming directly to you!)

Check us out on YOUTUBE.com:
http://www.youtube.com/user/wrightwaymasterclass

If you would like to sign up for the class or learn more about Wright Way Master Classes please go to
http://www.wrightwaymasterclasses.com

THANK YOU!

--
Kind regards,

Rance Wright
Wright Way Master Classes
http://www.wrightwaymasterclasses.com

"We Must Be The CHANGE, We Wish To See In The World." Ghandi

Booster Shot for 2010 with 6 Broadway Casting Directors and 3 Agents


***Hello Everyone - You do not want to miss out on this opportunity here in NYC!!!***

"BOOSTER SHOT OF 2010"
6 days with 6 Broadway casting directors = a great beginning to 2010. Then immediately after being seen by 6 Broadway Casting Directors you will have the opportunity to work with 3 of NYC's best agents (currently: Jason Lane of KSA, David Krasner of THE MINE, Joel Carlton of DGRW Talent Inc.). January 11-14, 2010 and January 18-20, 2010. Be seen and work with some of Broadway's most influential Casting Directors and Agents. The Booster Shot is a great way to tune up your material and find out what is and what is not working for you before you get into the middle of audition season. The cost for these seven classes is $350.00 ($50.00 per class) for Equity Members and $400.00 for Non-Equity Members and there will only be 10 Booster Shots available. Other than the Booster Shot offer there will only be 5 slots available on each individual day for those who prefer to choose the Casting Directors they would like to work with. The Booster Shot is the best offer at $350.00 for seven classes for Equity Members and $400.00 for Non-Equity Members.

Casting Directors:
January 11 - Duncan Stewart
January 12 - Merri Sugarman
January 13 - Michele Weiss
January 14 - Alaine Alldaffer
January 18 - Alison Franck
January 19 - Eric Woodall
January 20th - (agents) Jason Lane of KSA. Joel Carlton of DGRW Talent Inc. and David Krasner of THE MINE. (Very Excited!)

To learn more about the class and to sign up go to:
http://www.wrightwaymasterclasses.com and look up "Booster Shot of 2010" under the New York City Classes.

Kind regards,

Rance Wright
Wright Way Master Classes
http://www.wrightwaymasterclasses.com

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Getting my Doctorate!!! WTF???

So I admit it - I think I want to go back to school - WTF???????????? Yes it is true. I am currently in the hunt for a Doctoral Program that will fit the needs that I am looking for. I currently have a BFA in Music, Dance Theater and a Masters of Music in Musical Theater with a Dance Choreography Emphasis.....but I want more. (imagine the young girl speaking to her daddy in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - "But Daddy, I want more") So there you have it. I have always desired a Doctorate Degree and feel that my next venture in life - educationally speaking - is a Doctorate in Theater. (music to my ears).

Anyway - Just saying!


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

My question: Sitting on both sides of the audition table

So over the past 5 months I have found myself working and working and working towards a goal that I feel will never find its end. This is a new production endeavor and contract that I have been working towards. Do I feel that it will never happen - absolutely not, it will - its just that as I have been pursuing this endeavor the opportunity has gotten bigger and bigger - making it more and more tasteful and exciting for me as a business man. The saying that joy or satisfaction or peace comes to those who wait better not have been a lie because I have a lot riding on this baby. I mean...I do have to say that the company has been very kind to work out all the details with me of which I am grateful and I am quite positive that we will have a wonderful relationship as we move forth. But the waiting...eeeeekkk...it is killing me (I guess because I want it sooo bad!).

So I have been getting a lot of gruff from people who are wanting to see me back in the audition scene - dear friends of mine whom are casting directors, family (Mom) and loved ones. I recently took a small break from auditioning because I felt that I needed to reinvent myself during an economy that was starting to sink. So I did...and in that search for more work and a way to satisfy my entertainment/creative bug I found myself quite pleased with work and connections that I was making. Two years ago I never would have imagined the sort of connections I have made today - I am so happy for those new found friends and business partners. I only hope that my future continues to find the joys and thrills that I have been so blessed recently to experience.

Now, my next question I have asked myself is this...can I sit behind the table and in front of the table and find success. Well....over the next six months we will find out...as that is my next adventure in life. (So keep your eyes open). Over Christmas I am going to hire a music coach, physical trainer, and will be taking dance classes in a hopes to get my body, mind and spirit back in shape for the competition of auditioning. I have been out of the game...but as one dear friend said..."rusty, can be a nice change to see in someone".

My friends - Happy Thanksgiving - I am so happy to be alive and in this world - I pray that you are happy as well. :)

Monday, November 23, 2009

Thanksgiving in Chesapeake, VA - Finding Peace

It is Monday Night in Chesapeake, VA - I have had a beautiful day filled with work, gym and amazing food (Believe me when I say - they will not let me go hungry). The company is amazing and I am so grateful for the opportunity that I do have to be in such a wonderful location with such wonderful people. I forget what it is like to be outside of New York City and all the hustle and bustle that goes along with that quick paced life. Living in New York City can be exhausting and overwhelming yet it is also a place that forces one to grow as well as a place in which you can achieve your dreams and your passions in life - which believe me when I say I do have plenty. Escaping away from the city of fast paced madness is very nurturing and important - it is what keeps those of us living in New York City able to continue amongst that craziness we call home.

I arrived with BLUE on Sunday and believe me when I tell you that my body has just loved the escape, I have never been more grateful for a slower way of life - Thanks God for the suburbs.

Thanksgiving is upon us and there is a peace I am able to feel while I am here in VA during my visit - a peace that is overwhelmingly filled with comfort. I am surrounded by love here - love - amongst a place of nurture. There is a lot of maturity in this family - a maturity for which I am grateful to learn and be a part of...I choose to keep their struggle and joys sacred, because it is sacred and it is their own. I love them for inviting me here for Thanksgiving.

May your Thanksgiving be filled with love and wonderful memories and may you find peace in all that you do!

Best,

Rance

ps: Happy Birthday BROTHER!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Professionalism and learning how to communicate correctly on the job. (A bad example)

This post may be rated R!!! BEWARE!!!!

During a pleasant 5 1/2 hour photoshoot I was at...I received a phone call from an individual whom I hired to do a job in UTAH for me - a new artists whom I have never worked with before that was referred to me by a friend. Jane Doe (to keep her name out of this) was my hair/make-up artist for the photoshoot. Jane begins the conversation by saying that she was done with the job and it went well...(so I am thinking to myself - great!!!)...then all of a sudden she decides to speak to me in a tone that is negative and belittling (as if I only own one company - and this was my first time producing this sort of event - REALLY?) and starts to exaggerate what went on ...now mind you - I am totally fine with someone speaking negative about me or trying to help me correct something about my company... but what happens next is beside me...Jane begins to speak negatively of one of my photographers (I had hired two to do the job) and began to correct me on what kind of photographers I should hire to work with me....now missy....first off, this photographer and all photographers that I have and do work with go through an intense screening process. Not only do I view their portfolios and talk to their previous clients but I also test their skill on the spot by making them take my photos - I am obviously very picky and a high maintenance DIVO and do share some of their work with Broaday Casting Directors, whom I also work with, to get feed back on the type of photographs that are desired in this industry and help talent get called in for auditions. Obviously all of my photographers are overly qualified individuals in the professional world of photography...and the words and comments that Jane Doe referenced had absolutely NO validity because Jane Doe is a makeup/artists in Utah(nothing against UTAH...but really?!? GAWD!!!)....soooo, before you begin to comment on a photographer of mine....know the facts....get more professional work yourself (other than Utah hair and a couple of jobs by mutual friends of ours - and lets be honest in Utah the hair has been known to be higher than the mountains - and growing up in Utah I know this first hand) and know what you are speaking about and actually take the time to get to know all photographers that you are working with....IT IS YOUR FREAKING JOB - YOU DON'T NEED TO LIKE THEM - JUST DO YOUR JOB THAT YOU WERE HIRED BY ME TO DO. You have ruined the chance of other UTAH talent being hired by me for make-up/hair as I have a slew of professional talent from New York who have been considered for "Shear Genius", been on VH1, MTV and Make-up artists who have done celebrity talent, Fashion week and graced many major magazine covers and articles - what have you done missy? I wish that I would have used my BEST FRIEND for this job - as I had originally hoped to do - I will use her when we are back in Utah for sure she is such an easy person to work with - obviously Jane Doe's and my relationship is caput! Thank you JANE DOE for this headache - enjoy your Christmas in Utah - oh wait, I will be there too - see you there!

Working with Shane Maritch - brilliant - thank you!!!

So I had the joy this weekend of working with two wonderful people - Shane Maritch and Nyle Caisley - two very dear friends of mine. On Sunday we literally spent six hours taking care of me - so amazing - and trying to get as many pictures of myself for my new website(http://www.rancewright.com) which is currently being built for me. The patience that Nyle and Shane had for me was seriously amazing. And for one who owns his own photography company (http://www.thephotographytrain.com) I am a very picky with what I am looking for and how I want to be represented... and honestly was completely happy with Shane's work (http://www.shanemaritch.com) and Nyle's work (http://www.paparazziperfect.vpweb).

(As I got to the serious shots of the day it was difficult for me to present a serious more intense look in my headshots...right then I received a phone call on my blackberry that ticked me off)

Well Nyle and Shane were brilliant and could tell what had just happened to me - so Shane picks up the camera and Nyle starts shouting "Use how you are feeling now" - "Shane catch these shots" - we had been looking for a serious look all day and I can honestly say - I think we got em. I keep looking at those picture that Shane took and keep laughing - cause I was pleased!

I suggest them if you need headshots! Great to work with!

Friday, November 6, 2009

The Nashville, TN - Broadway Auditions Seminar!!! A Success!

So I have been away from this blog I like to call - my personal emotional outlet to the world - for a little over two weeks. My eyes have been opened in so many ways and I wish that I could take the experiences that I have personally had, put it in a bottle and hand it over to each of you to experience - wow - is really all that I can say.

Nashville, TN was the first of my Master Classes to go National with the help of Alison Franck, Duncan Stewart, Cindi Rush and Robin Carus - the experience was a very emotional one for me. I also had the wonderful pleasure of experiencing all of this with my co-instructor Tambi Matich...what a talent and a beauty! The success and the change that I saw in each of the students was priceless and extremely informative to all who were there. Each day a different teacher, instructor and each day lessons and important information were taught and taken in. My heart, my energy, my all went into teaching this seminar - and I am so appreciative for the outcome that was present. Thank you to everyone who was a part of the "Broadway Auditions Seminar" Wright Way Master Class in Nashville, TN. I am looking forward to Spring 2010 Broadway Auditions Seminar classes in Salt Lake City, UT - Boston, MA - Chicago, IL.

To anyone who is interested in these upcoming seminar's check out
(information on the site will be updated on 11/08/09 - please wait till then to sign up for auditions.)

ps: I am currently watching Jimmy Fallon on NBC and he is playing a game called BUTT WEIGHT - where contestants go the distance carrying weight on their butt....amahzing! lol!

Talk at you later!


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

A $100,000.00 dollar decision

It is 2am in the morning on Wednesday, October 14th. I am working like I usually do beyond the necessary hours that I should. Mostly because I want to be a success. What does it take to be a success in something? Is it important that your the best at it or is it just enough that you at least tried? Who gives the ok that you are better than me or that I am better than you, is either really true? I have been asking myself and many of my students recently this question? What makes you worth a $100,000.00 dollar decision? Are you good enough? Or what can you offer that is worth that amount. When it comes down to the final individuals in any decision, am I or you worth that amount? All of us are good enough, all of us have talent, all of us at one point in our career had IT!!! So what makes you or the person standing next to you to be worth that one moment or moments of getting THAT job and being the last man standing?!?

I love my job - and I love that I get to ponder and work on these answers every day of my life. I only wish to help those around me, including myself, continue to be that $100,000.00 dollar decision.

Food for thought!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Me and My companies - "Little House On The Prairie" the musical - Wright Way Master Classes/The Photography Train

Many people are wondering why I keep on posting information about my personal companies on my blog - shouldn't a blog be all about me and my doings. Well, to answer the question constantly asked of me....Yes a blog should be all about my doings....if you know me well then you know that my companies are a lot of who I am. I am very proud of these ideas that I have created, copyrighted, etc. to be individual and also to share with the rest of the world. In a way - I am like a proud dad who is watching his babies take their first walk into the world. It is both exciting and scary - believe me - it is scary....because my hope is to find success in this world. Understandably I don't expect miracles - although that would be nice - however, I do hope for good things.

If there is anything I have learned about this opportunity, it is the fact that there will be somethings that don't work, and perhaps they just wont work because the economy is screaming heavily against it. But it doesn't necessarily mean that it wasn't a success. In my eyes - its business and you try again later.

When I was younger I use to think that failures were huge road blocks. Now as I am getting older in life I am taking failures more as corrective criticism and steps in a right "WRIGHT" direction. This keeps me upbeat and looking forward to the next opportunity in life.

I am so grateful to the powers that be - that offer up such kindness in my direction. More often then not I feel unworthy of that greatness and humbled constantly by those who find themselves around me.

I had the pleasure this weekend to see "Little House on The Prairie" the musical at "The PaperMill Playhouse". I have to be honest - I sort of loved the experience, the music and for sure I loved the leads in the show. Thank you for taking me on a ride to the new frontier my friends. Job well done! (Thank you Alison Franck for inviting me as your guest - fun times as always! Loves!).

If New York City has taught me anything - its that you take every opportunity you are given and RUN! I love it here!

check out the following websites:

The Wright Way Master Classes
(There are still spots available in the NATIONAL CLASSES in Nashville, Chicago, Orlando and Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN.)


The Photography Train
(Currently scheduled this fall to do stops in Nashville, Salt Lake City, Boston, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Gainesville, Orlando and Miami)


Again - thank you for your support!!!

Kind regards,

Rance Wright



Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Alison Franck - AUDITION MAKEOVER 3 week SEMINAR - DON'T MISS OUT! http://www.wrightwaymasterclasses.com

I am so excited to let you all know about a class that will be running for three weeks and begins September 29th. There are still spots available for this class so if you would like to participate - LET ME KNOW ASAP! Get a 10% discount when you reply to this email. Alison Franck will be joined by NYLE CAISELY (Make-up artist), Scott Wasserman (Hairstylist) and DEX (Stylist). All of these amazing talents are stylists to the stars.

A letter from ALISON FRANCK (CASTING DIRECTOR) about her upcoming class:

You know those makeover shows like "What Not to Wear?", "Tim Gunn's Guide to Style", and "How do I Look?"


I know many actors are often confused about how to dress for auditions, and have been told so many conflicting things over the years.


I opened the pages of one of the very best audition books out there...AUDITION by Michael Shurtleff. The question is "what do i wear to my audition?" His answer is an all too brief, "wear what is appropriate"...and while he is correct, the assumption that actors actually understand what that means lies the problem.


Years behind the table have proven one thing to me, many people do not understand what is appropriate, and better yet...what will make an actor look marketable, appealing and somewhat fashion forward.


The thing is, everyone can use a little makeover from time to time. What worked for you a few years ago, may not be working now. A fresh new look will not only lift your spirits and make you feel GREAT when you walk into the room, it will also make people stand up and take notice.


In this 3 week seminar, my goal is to work with a stylist, a hair stylist and a make-up artist, to help create the best version of you.


NO, I will not be making people cut off all of their hair, or go out and buy a new wardrobe(unless you are up for it)....I will be working with people based on type, age ranges, personality, and vocal types....


This is about making everyone comfortable in their own skin and helping separate you from everyone else. To stand out from the crowd in the most workable, honest, and delightful way.


My goal is to open up the career possibilities you may have been missing due to how you are presenting yourself in auditions. Not only by what you sing and how you approach your material, but also, by how you dress and put yourself together.


Week one....establishing the overall essence, package and how you want to present yourself. This is when the performers will sing audition material and/or do monologues. We will individually break down what it is you are presenting to the world in type and how we can best market what it is you essentially "ARE"...


Week two Based on what we discussed the first week.. this is the makeover day...meeting with the stylist, the make-up artist and the hairdresser to discuss the best options for you. ON this day we will asking everyone to bring several wardrobe pieces that we think will work for them from their own closest.... as well as some pieces they wouldn't think to bring....


Week three..the final reveals and additional discussions....


Due to the number of people involved and how many points of view you will getting, this is not a cheap class.


ALISON FRANCK

Alison Franck BIO:
Alison Franck has been the Resident Casting Director for Paper Mill Playhouse for nearly a decade. She has cast over 40 productions for Paper Mill including the Broadway transfer of I'm Not Rappaport, starring Judd Hirsch and Ben Vereen, directed by Daniel Sullivan. Recent Paper Mill productions include 1776, Master Class, The Importance of Being Earnest, Little Shop of Horrors and Kiss Me Kate. Other regional productions include Pirates! (Goodspeed/Paper Mill), Hairspray and Les Miserables (North Shore Music Theatre), and 2007's mini-tour of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers directed by Scott Schwartz and choreographed by Patti Colombo (TUTS / Paper Mill / North Shore / TOTS). She recently completed the casting of the upcoming National Tour of Ain't Misbehavin' starring Ruben Studdard and Frenchie Davis and the premiere National Tour of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Independent film: Broke Even (Best Drama, 2000 NY Independent Film Festival). TV series: Al Franken's "Lateline," "Soul Man," "Talk to Me." Pilot casting: "Madigan Men" and "Freaks & Geeks" (2000 Emmy for Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series).

Sign up for her class by going to the WRIGHT WAY MASTER CLASS website and looking up LOCAL CLASS - SCHEDULE - ALISON FRANCK. http://www.wrightwaymasterclasses.com

SEE YOU IN CLASS!!!

--
Kind regards,

Rance Wright
Wright Way Master Classes
http://www.wrightwaymasterclasses.com

"We Must Be The CHANGE, We Wish To See In The World." Ghandi

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Wright Way Master Classes - Alaine Alldaffer Master Class on September 22nd - http://www.wrightwaymasterclasses.com


I am super excited to have Alaine Alldaffer (Casting Director) of Playwrights Horizons a part of the Wright Way Master Classes on September 22nd from 7-10pm. If you would like to be a part of this class, submit your headshot and resume to http://www.wrightwaymasterclasses.com and sign up under her name.

ALAINE ALLDAFFER BIO:
Alaine Alldaffer, Casting Director for Playwrights Horizons. Credits include “Grey Gardens”(B’way and PWH), Dead Man’s Cell Phone with Mary Louise Parker, the upcoming musical “Burnt Part Boys”. TV credits include Knights of Prosperity aka Let’s Rob Mick Jagger for ABC, Assoc. credits include “ED” ( NBC) ,”Monk” (USA), Theaters include the Longwarf ,Soho Rep and ACT. Festivals include Williamstown and Humana. She cast for The Huntington Theater in Boston and the Women’s Project NYC. She is currently casting “This” with Parker Posey for Playwrights Horizons, “Fences” directed by Kenny Leon for the “Huntington.’

***We also have Alison Franck (Casting Director) along with "THE GLAM TEAM" (Nyle Caisley, Scott Wasserman and DEX) for a 3 week Master Class beginning SEPTEMBER 29th - AUDITION MAKEOVER!!! This class is about helping the actor figure out what makes a great audition and how to present themselves the best way possible. Sign up for this class at http://www.wrightwaymasterclasses.com and sign up under LOCAL - SEPTEMBER 29th Alison Franck Class.

ALISON FRANCK BIO: Alison Franck has been the Resident Casting Director for Paper Mill Playhouse for nearly a decade. She has cast over 40 productions for Paper Mill including the Broadway transfer of I'm Not Rappaport, starring Judd Hirsch and Ben Vereen, directed by Daniel Sullivan. Recent Paper Mill productions include 1776, Master Class, The Importance of Being Earnest, Little Shop of Horrors and Kiss Me Kate. Other regional productions include Pirates! (Goodspeed/Paper Mill), Hairspray and Les Miserables (North Shore Music Theatre), and 2007's mini-tour of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers directed by Scott Schwartz and choreographed by Patti Colombo (TUTS / Paper Mill / North Shore / TOTS). She recently completed the casting of the upcoming National Tour of Ain't Misbehavin' starring Ruben Studdard and Frenchie Davis and the premiere National Tour of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Independent film: Broke Even (Best Drama, 2000 NY Independent Film Festival). TV series: Al Franken's "Lateline," "Soul Man," "Talk to Me." Pilot casting: "Madigan Men" and "Freaks & Geeks" (2000 Emmy for Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series).

I hope this finds all of you well!

Rance Wright
Wright Way Master Classes
http://www.wrightwaymasterclasses.com

Thursday, September 10, 2009

One year in the blogging world!!! - CRAFT STEAK - September 11th

OMG - I am about done with one of my biggest goals this year for me - and let me tell you - I FEEL PRETTY AMAZING. Now, I would tell you what that goal is, but I don't want to jinx the possibilities so you all have to wait. However, it is pulling at me to just tell you....but alas I cannot say a word. lol.

So last night Michael Freeman and myself went to CRAFT STEAK on 15th street and 10th Avenue. One of the coolest things about this restaurant is they have two different areas to sit. I personally like to call it the Rich Mans section and the Cheap Mans section. And as much as I like to eat out it is important that I am not always eating in the Rich Mans section (as we are in a depression - ya'll) - So Michael and I sat in the Cheap Mans section (upfront). And like always I LOVED IT, seriously, I love eating there because I feel like I am eating at TOP CHEF or something similar - the food, even the appetizers are that good...plus the company I was with wasn't half bad either. So if you haven't ventured over to that area of NYC (which is right near the new HIGHLINE (also a sight to see)) then I highly recommend it.

One year ago today, or at least around this time of year, I began writing on this blog and I have to tell you what - life has gotten better and better. I am not going to say that it is the blog that has answered all my questions or offered doorways to better things, however, for some reason it has offered me my own way of healing. And that is important to me.

Eight years ago on this date I was in Las Vegas, NV and was awoken to the fear of our reality that is September 11, 2001. I was confused - blindsighted - hurt - fearful - scared and it was everything I never imagined possible was possible and did happen. The memories still haunt me to remember and I believe will continue to haunt everyone who is reminded of where they were at when they heard the news.

Where were you on September 11, 2001 and how did you feel?

Thank you for reading - for somewhat listening to my ups and downs of this last year - I have appreciated your kind support - your arguments - disagreements - opinions. They have all been a valuable part of this blog. THANK YOU!

Rance


Sunday, September 6, 2009

"Never let them see you sweat"

So recently I have been questioning a lot of my motives for doing things - and asking myself why. I believe that this economy is beginning to get at me in much crazier ways than I actually thought were possible. I am loving my life right now - however, trying to grasp a hold of every opportunity passing me right now - is starting to get a little overwhelming - and at times seeming a little to much. So what do I do, push forward and just let things roll on by or breathe and perhaps allow others to grasp a hold of the opportunity with me and still allow things to roll on by because of possible complications with those people - perhaps no complications at all - I dont know.

Lately I have been feeling the weight of other peoples needs for work and money and their struggle of not finding relief is begining to pulling me down and eat at me. My desire and willingness to help other people is so very important to me - and it begins to become a damper or overall pain when I feel like the responsibility fully lies in my hands - not that I am not capable of helping - but I do not need the weight of those around me to dampen my passions and excitement for life by giving me worries or doubts in the world or the economy....eeeek!

My mother always said "Never let them see you sweat" - because it shows a lack of personal strength.

In this world it is important that we are strong people individually - strong enough in showing value to who we are - people who do not nag or show a need for work will survive in the end. In the theater world - more specifically - we are taught to never show in the audition room the NEED or overall want for that particular job, for it seems TOO DESPERATE. Lately, I am starting to observe this reality and the truth that it holds. I feel the weight on myself and amongst those around me - I love them (my friends) - and hopefully soon it will be less of a NO from me and more a reality of YES to be able to help - I need support and not fear in the future ahead.

I guess this is more an awareness post today - for whom - who knows.


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Broadway Auditions Seminar SUBMISSIONS still being accepted for Nashville, Chicago, Orlando, St.Paul/Minneapolis and Los Angeles.

http://www.wrightwaymasterclasses.com

(ALTHOUGH AUDITIONS ARE OVER NOW (September 22, 2009) - you can still submit your audition through the website: http://www.wrightwaymasterclasses.com)

Wright Way Master Classes is bringing four (4) of Broadways Biggest Casting Directors to Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Nashville, Chicago and Orlando this fall (Classes will be one week in October or November) for a Broadway Auditions Seminar – each night a different casting director. This opportunity will only be offered to 15 lucky students – truly an opportunity of a lifetime to be seen and work with those who currently make a decision in the field of theatre and entertainment today.

(ALTHOUGH AUDITIONS ARE OVER NOW (September 22, 2009) - you can still submit your audition through the website: http://www.wrightwaymasterclasses.com)

SUBMISSION DUE DATE FOR MINNEAPOLIS - (ALTHOUGH AUDITIONS ARE OVER NOW (September 22, 2009) - you can still submit your audition through the website: http://www.wrightwaymasterclasses.com)

SUBMISSION DUE DATE FOR CHICAGO, LOS ANGELES, NASHVILLE AND ORLANDO - - (September 22, 2009) - you can still submit your audition through the website: http://www.wrightwaymasterclasses.com)

How to apply: Audition’s can be done in person or by VIDEO audition. All applicants whether submitted by Agent, Entertainment professional or auditioning in person must send in an audition in order to be considered for the class. Headshot/Resume and VIDEO AUDITION (consisting of two contrasting pieces of music or song and one monologue totaling no longer than 3 minutes.) .

There is a cost for the one week seminar – so make sure to check out http://www.wrightwaymasterclasses.com for details on the class and what to expect – don’t hesitate to ask questions if you have them.

Submit audition to wrightwaymasterclasses@gmail.com

For more information about the class go to http://www.wrightwaymasterclasses.com

(ALTHOUGH AUDITIONS ARE OVER NOW (September 22, 2009) - you can still submit your audition through the website: http://www.wrightwaymasterclasses.com)

Friday, August 21, 2009

I love what I do - If you missed the auditions for THE BROADWAY AUDITIONS SEMINAR, you can still apply. http://www.wrightwaymasterclasses.com

I have had the pleasure over the past three weeks to view some of the most amazing talent across this country - talent that is raw and looking to be nurtured. I am awww inspired by this drive to succeed and this drive and positive energy that finds itself around me. I hope it has something to do with me - honestly though, I feel it is the drive of "The Artist". I have learned soooo much on this trip across the country - about my own craft. I have become humbled in this experience and hope that those who auditioned for me learned as much as I did from them.

I am so grateful to GOD for the experience to love what I do - the experience to wake up every morning knowing that I love my job - and love that I get to work with some of the coolest people in the world (That goes for all the professional artists, soon to be professional artists and unfound talent).

So many things are coming down the pipe-line that I am excited about - so expect to hear some great things soon!

Well - I am off to Tampa in the morning (leaving Orlando) and spending VACATION with THE BLUE - :) - YIPPEE!!!

FOR ALL THOSE ACTORS WHO WERE NOT ABLE TO AUDITION FOR THE BROADWAY AUDITIONS SEMINAR AND STILL WANT TO APPLY - THERE ARE SPOTS AVAILABLE IN EACH CITY. Send your Video Audition along with headshot/resume to wrightwaymasterclasses@gmail.com - DUE BY SEPTEMBER 10th. More information at http://www.wrightwaymasterclasses.com

Thanks so much - RANCE

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Deyton - Love - St. George - Blessings

Over the past two weeks I have gone through numerous emotions - emotions of joy and emotions of sadness. Ultimately asking myself questions that I never thought I would have to ask myself before. I cried out of anger and I cried simply just to cry. I felt needy and I felt giving and yet nothing and everything seemed to help or leave me at bay. I wanted to be held and I also wanted to not be touched at all. I felt like I had done everything correct and yet felt like I had done nothing right at all. What to do, what to do, what to dooooooooooooooooooooo.

My nephew - Deyton Kash Sorenson - lived 5 days long. Five glorious, stressful, exciting, sad, spiritual, void, filled with emotion, nothing left to give, blessing bountiful days. These days I sadly only got to participate in via pictures and testimonials, these days I only dream I could have been more a part of.

I had the blessing of arriving to Saint George, Utah - on the night prior to my nephew Deyton's funeral - I humbly was asked to sing for my nephews funeral, a song that I honestly LOVE, called FACE TO FACE. In rehearsal the morning of the funeral I was a WRECK, trying to sing a song about seeing God's face and the face of those we loved who we have lost again. A song of recognition that there is life after death. I would open my mouth and begin SOBBING uncontrollably - thinking of my Sister, Brother-in-law and nephew and just wishing things had been different or at least wishing that I had the blessing of seeing him and meeting him when he was here. I was a mess. Yet, as the time came for me to sing the song for my nephew and family - I was oddly blessed with something greater than I and gained not only the strength but yet the courage to sing this song on behalf of my nephew. A power - I cannot explain or try to express in words - a power or spiritual opportunity offered to me - for the benefit of those that would hear. I love god - I love the spirit and I am forever grateful for the opportunities and chances that I am given to be blessed with these experiences. BECAUSE IT WAS NOT MY OWN STRENGTH THAT HELD IT TOGETHER. It was beautiful to behold.

I am so proud to be a Wright and associated to my family tree - they are amazing people with the strength and will to survive - The death of my nephew was hard - but I am a better or more spiritual person due to this experience. And I give credit to that acknowledgement to God and with the help of little Deyton.

To all who have been a part of my life and continue to be a part of my life - My Family, Michael F., Sarah B., Nyle C., Alison F., and all the rest of my friends. Thank you!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

DEYTON KASH SORENSON - THE GIANT

My nephew - Deyton Kash Sorenson - passed away this morning at 11:10am - a soldier of a man, fighting for the strength to survive. I look up to the little GIANT that he is and will always look to him as an example of pure strength. I wish that I could have met him, held him, etc. - however, regardless of not being blessed with that opportunity - I do know him.

Love you DEYTON!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Opportunity - Happy 4th

Waking up at 9:00am is not so bad - lets be honest, life isn't so bad right now.

Recently I have had the opportunity to re-find myself and my talents in all levels. I have had the blessing of finding friendship, finding god and abilities I never believed I had. A positive opportunity is taking what you are given and running with it. If we don't run the right direction we will only ever fall backwards. I have learned this best.

I am grateful for second chances in life - boy am I ever. Understanding that everyone is sitting on the side of that second chance hoping that you do right. And by everyone - I mean everyone.

Surrounding yourself with wonderful people - surrounding yourself with wonderful thoughts - surrounding yourself with wonderful music......now that is the the life.

Happy 4th everyone!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Wright Way Master Classes - http://www.wrightwaymasterclasses.com


OMG - its official!!!

Wright Way Master Classes Website is up and running...CHECK IT OUT!

http://www.wrightwaymasterclasses.com

:)

Saturday, June 13, 2009

National Master Classes with Broadway/Off-Broadway Casting Directors - LOS ANGELES, CHICAGO, NASHVILLE, DALLAS and ORLANDO!!!


WRIGHT WAY MASTER CLASSES is GOING NATIONAL....i cant wait!

Check out the website: http://www.wrightwaymasterclasses.com

Master Classes will be October through November and will include the following Broadway and Off-Broadway Casting Directors:

- Alison Franck
- Cindi Rush of Cindi Rush Casting
- Duncan Stewart
- TBA

The Musical Theater Master Classes, which are a full week long for those accepted into the class , will be in the following cities on these dates:

* Los Angeles - November 15-19
* Dallas - October 11-15
* Nashville - October 18-22
* Chicago - October 25-29
* Orlando - November 1-5
* Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN - November 8-12

These classes REQUIRE an audition to get into the class - only 15 students will be allowed to take the class and be a part of this amazing experience.

Audition Dates for the Musical Theater Master Class:

August 10: SAN FRANCISCO
August 12: Los Angeles
August 14: Chicago
August 17: Nashville
August 19: Dallas
August 21: Orlando

(ALTHOUGH AUDITIONS ARE OVER NOW (September 22, 2009) - you can still submit your audition through the website: http://www.wrightwaymasterclasses.com)


Don't Miss Out On This Amazing Experience To Work A Full Week With Some Of The Top Broadway/Off-Broadway Casting Directors in America.

For More Information On Auditions And To Sign Up - Email Me At: wrightwaymasterclasses@gmail.com

FYI: If accepted these classes do cost money - for more information on the cost, payment plans that will be offered after getting accepted into the class email me at wrightwaymasterclasses@gmail.com

Don't Miss Out- And Take The Next Step In Your Career!!!

Kind regards,

Rance Wright

ps: JOIN THE MASTER CLASS GROUP ON FACEBOOK : Wright Way Master Classes

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Just A Typical Day In The Life Of Me

Working - Slaving - Pondering - Thinking - Questioning - Creating - Standing - Bending - Grabbing - Laughing - Questioning - Pinching - Punching - Hippity Hopping - Sliding - Kissing - Kidding -Movie Watching - Being - Knowing - Singing - Starting - Stoping - Seeing - Covering - Taking - Giving - Slating - Cooking - Cleaning - Ringing - Texting - Ringing Again - Tapping - Pointing - Crying - Pushing - Walking - Running - Sprinting - Sighing - Giggling - Spacing - Coloring - Printing - Copying - SideStepping - Shuffling - Missing - Wanting - Needing.

Just a typical day in the life of Me.

Rance


Friday, May 29, 2009

Being Blessed In NYC on 9th/14th Ave.

I am sitting at Starbucks on 9th and 14th and I ask myself - when did life get so good?  hmmm.  

I am blessed in so many ways - an amazing relationship - amazing friends - an amazing job - amazing opportunities - great new business opportunities.  For all of this I am grateful to those above the sky.  My appreciation of life and the things that I have been given are without a doubt constantly shown through my smile that I freely give to those around me.  My goal in life is to offer and help those who are around me - by opening up opportunities to those who might not otherwise have them.   I have always believed that about myself - and am forever grateful that now I can begin to do that.

Michael - thank you for everything - the job opportunities and the continuous closeness.

Dad and Mom - for never letting go of your continued love and support even and most importantly when it is difficult or hard to understand me.

My Family - well you know who you are.

My Friends - Call me already.

Talk back at you soon - Gotta get to work.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Life is truly exhausting, JUST BREATHE

Wow, I sometimes forget how relaxing an awe inspiring it is to take a little time for myself and just breathe.  

That is the one thing I have come to realize about me - is that I dont offer myself much breathing time.  I love to just watch the water rise in a tub...or view the sun move over the sky...or listen to the water in the hudson (the dirty hudson) flow by.  You sort of don't realize the simple relaxation of the city of New York - because this city is always moving.   Its an island and water is continually flowing around it and people are continually flowing within it.  So much activity for such a small small part of our country and more importantly of our world.  This little concrete jungle has so much history within a mile radius - it is truly astounding.

I love it here - it exhausts me - believe me - I get exhausted.  But to be honest - I would wish it no other way.  I am happy when I am exhausted - I am happy when I am continually flowing.  I love it.

ps: things are around the corner for me - "just you wait HENRY HIGGINS "!  :)  Keep tuned in!

Rance  :)




Tuesday, April 28, 2009

MORMON PERFORMERS in NYC, OY - MY WEBSITES ARE COMING!

I just love crazy people.  I mean...perhaps I shouldn't reference crazy...but, wow, that is all that is coming to my head at the moment - CRAZY PEOPLE.

So I had a rehearsal today in Harlem - it lasted way to long and clearly was not organized and had to reference of time.  I was reacting no different than most in that room, other than the fact that my voice is clearly the loudest and most prominent - I got that beautiful talent from my mother (love you mom).  Someone who doesn't really pursue this career (Musical Theatre) tries to tell all of us in a (I am more religious than you) sort of tone that we should focus because we are wasting time.  WHAT!?!   Are you kidding me!!!  HAHAHA!  Did I hear what I just thought I heard...YES I DID!  Some people really have the nerve....seriously.....pre-assume that any of us are to blame.  I rolled my eyes - and just about flipped a lid (if you couldn't tell my lid sometimes can be a little short).  The worst part of all this - is about 45 minutes later she snapped at me during the choreography - which then pissed me off.  So a couple of things that went wrong 1. There were to many chiefs in the rehearsal.  2.  You have performers that have no idea what they are doing trying to tell you stupid out of place comments.  3. The rehearsal in the end was a waste of time and could have been managed better.  4. There is no through line for the whole showcase.  5. We have a bunch of UTAH MORMONS - referencing a word that should sound like "hour - without the h", like "R"....it just sounds immature and completely unprofessional.  OY!  We will never get any better if we do not pay attention to the most important details of diction and vowels and acting and character development - but I guess we arent trying to succeed in that area - now are we.

I just had to get that off my chest - because clearly I am so beside myself with this situation - I was going to invite some important influential people to this event...but am now completely second guessing this idea - SERIOUSLY!

Anyway...hope everyone is having fun.  WEBSITES of my companies are coming soon!  CANT WAIT!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Twitter

I am now on Twitter:  Wrightran

Look me up - lets join in the races!


Sunday, April 19, 2009

Life is so good - Jobs - opportunity - New York Aids Coalition

Life is so great right now - somewhat perfect I might say. I realized recently that I am spending less time checking in and writing here - which honestly shocks me because I love writing and sharing my opinions. When I am happy - I don't have much to complain about - and right now I am happy. Just saying!

I have so many things to be grateful for...I am working...that is one thing. And two I have had the opportunity to create some companies of which I am very proud of. It is difficult to focus my thoughts and ideas on anything else - other than business - but I guess that is where life is taking me.

I also have begun to take voice again - and am focusing on preparing my self for my first Broadway job. I have to believe that my time is near - it just feels like life is opening a door, and it would be stupid of me not to open that door and walk right in. I am friends with some of the most amazing people and yes they desire to see me succeed as much as I do myself.

I am waiting to hear from a project in support of the New York Aids Coalition - I am hoping to help with a couple of fundraising ideas so that I can work on building my soul by giving of my time and of myself for a purpose that I so strongly believe in. I hope that many people will feel that same urge and reach out to help.

Anyway - my job at IBM is also going very well - which reminds me - I need to get to bed! I will talk with you later! Take care!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

IBM!!! - Grace or Fear?!? - Loving Life

So I have been working this job for IBM for the past couple of days...I cant really go into the details of it all...but what I can say is that I am soooo extremely grateful for the opportunity and chance to help and expand my horizons.  The experience truly does motivate me - and opens up a part of my brain that I honestly don't use all the time.  Its great.  Not only do I have such an amazing job but I also have an amazing boss and a great group of people that I get to work with.  The diversity within the job...is so brilliant...you can only admire the mind and talent of the one who hired us...we shall call him "The One".  (I honestly don't know where that came from - hahaha).

So everyone is well aware of my situation during the end of March - with the two roomies.  I would like to confirm that everything has been resolved.  And was resolved with great grace. However, throughout this experience I can honestly say that one of the two roomies, in my eyes, gained some respect and the other one lost some respect.   Thats all I really want to say about that.  We can choose to handle things in our lives with GRACE or with FEAR - sadly FEAR also creates hypocrites and is one of the main motivators for a closed minded society, community and individual.

Love is so great right now - Life and the experiences that are being offered in Life are so great right now.  

I hope life is rewarding you and your loved ones during this difficult time.